4 Low Cost Water Treatment Options (video)

In this video MDprepper offers four ideas for treating water in an apartment setting, though, they’ll work just fine no matter where you live. The first few minutes on bleach discuss the more concentrated solution (here’s my article on usage guidelines) as well as why it’s useful to have two smaller bottles rather than one larger one.

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27 Frugal Ideas: Which Ones Stayed, Which Ones Didn’t?

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Since it’s still more or less still the “New Year” I figured it would be interesting to look back and reflect on those frugal ideas I’ve tried in the past, keeping in mind those which have stuck as well as those that didn’t. I can say that changing your way of live is hard, particularly, when you feel like you “must” do so… seems that can be said for many areas in life the older I get. 😉

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Posted in Frugal Fridays

Canada Dollar Collapse, Food Prices Soar (link)

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What would you do if you went to the grocery store and found that you now had to pay $8 for a head of cauliflower or $16 for a single bell pepper? You wouldn’t buy them, that’s what!

And this is precisely what’s happening in some parts of Canada these days due, in part, to falling oil prices and their import of fresh vegetables. Can you think of any other nation who imports nearly everything and is super dependent on oil and oil prices? Hmmm… one comes to mind.

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28 Brilliant Winter Camping Tips (video)

I really like this guy. He’s soft spoken but brings plenty of useful wilderness advice in each and every video. This time he gives dozens of tips and tricks about camping in the cold, mostly regarding staying warm inside his tent. Though a lengthy video it’s a good one to take the time to watch through if you have any interesting in cold weather camping…

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Posted in Camping / Fire, Warmth / Shelter / Cooling

The Coming European Revolution (link)

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This is an interesting take on a coming European revolution suggesting that societies (and history) are cyclical and therefore we are destined to repeat history, if you will. I find it interesting that he suggests 2017 will be a horrible political year–some might have proposed it offers hope with a new President–but, more importantly, Armstrong believes the next big revolution is due in 2020. Personally, I feel we may be in for something ourselves much sooner here in America. Here’s the first part of Armstrong’s article about a European revolution…

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Pocket Trauma Kit (video)

Skinny Medic has a new trauma kit for sale and though it’s directed towards first responders this mini trauma kit could certainly prove useful in a EDC bag, bug out bag, or in some cargo pants.

If you like, you can buy the pocket trauma kit here for $49.99; realize that the tourniquet alone will cost you $35+ on Amazon, the emergency trauma dressing is about $10, and the compress gauze is a few bucks so you’re really just paying for the supplies in his kit…

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Posted in Medical / First Aid

7 Home Security Life Hacks (video)

Three or four of these should be common sense and I do hope you’re doing them. One suggestion near the end was to install motion lights and I’ve been nothing but happy with the wireless Mr. Beams Motion Sensor Lights I bought quite a while back (here’s the original post about them)… I don’t even think I’ve changed the batteries yet.

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Posted in Defense / Security / Safety

SHTF Homemade Landmine (video)

Hmmm… interesting idea, probably illegal, definitely dangerous… attempt with serious caution and ONLY if/when SHTF…

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Posted in Defense / Security / Safety

Rainwater Harvesting Not Actually Illegal, Even Encouraged by Government?

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I saw this meme show up on my Facebook feed the other day and thought to myself, “Yup, I’m sure it is!”

And so I decided to look for myself wondering which states were being more and more ridiculous these days about restricting our ability to do what we want with our water.

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Posted in Everything Else, Water / Food

Would Your Children Survive On Their Own? (link)

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Although a short post on the topic, it’s a good question to ask yourself if you have children at home. It’s easy to assume that you or your spouse will always be around to take care of things but this simply may not be the case. And, while the post referenced assumes it’s a post-SHTF scenario, it’s every bit as important–if not more so–to ensure your children are at least minimally capable of caring for themselves during any emergency, even short ones, as these are the most likely to befall you and your family.

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Posted in Disaster Planning